Remember the privatisation of parts of our justice system?

www.thecanary.co/2017/06/22/theresa-may-hoping-uk-voters-distracted-notice-devastating-report-growing-scandal/

The Canary has the story on its web site – see link above

If you, like me, despair at the march of privatisation though our public services (and lets face it all 3 main parties have have had a hand in it) then this report makes sobering if somewhat unsurprising reading.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Liverpool – ‘Privatising’ its parks!?

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/plans-outsource-two-liverpool-parks-13039050

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above

This is a worrying process. At one end the potential to put parks and open spaces in the hands of those who simply want to exploit them for private/commercial gain must surely be met with a big ‘NO’. But alternatives such as spaces being run by community groups, co-operatives and mutual organisations has its appeal to an old Liberal like me because it could be, if handled well, a decentralisation process putting the management of such facilities in the hands of the communities which use them.

At present this process is potentially both a threat and an opportunity; I hope that Liverpool City Council does not allow it become former!

Labour privatisation in Haringey

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/19/lives-torn-apart-assets-labour-privatisation-north-london-haringey

The Guardian has the story on its web site – see link above

Seems that Labour still has a significant Blairite following despite Corbyn’s socialist agenda. But what is this all about as it looks to me like mass privatisation and by a Labour-run council too!

Quote from the article – ‘Lives torn apart and assets lost: this is what a Labour privatisation would mean’

NHS Privatisation

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/nhs-support-staff-including-50-10227229

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above.

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Here we go again with parts of the NHS being privatised this time unsurprisingly under a Tory Government. This process started in earnest under the last Labour Government and if memory serves Andy Burnham had a hand in it back then did he not?

Do politicians not understand that we don’t want our NHS in private hands for private profit!